StayUp.News editor-in-chief Roberto E. Alejandro recently sat down with author and behavioral health researcher/consultant Courtney C-Love Wheeler for a conversation about her new book, ‘After the Reign: A Baltimore Love Story.’ In our discussion, Wheeler talks about her process as a writer, structuring her book like a Hip-Hop album, and how travel has transformed her relationship to American identity.

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